Ladies Drop I-20 Game with Louisiana Tech
Friday, November 13, 2009
RUSTON, La.-In the season opener against Louisiana Tech, the Centenary women's basketball team couldn't overcome a strong offensive performance by the Lady Techsters, dropping the I-20 battle, 88-41 on Friday evening.

The Ladies (0-1) faced a competitive Lady Techster (1-0) team that put up a staggering 56 percent from the floor to Centenary's 26 percent.

Sophomore Beth Alberson knocked down a three to open the game, while junior Ashley Jackson put Centenary up 5-0 on a made layup. Louisiana Tech didn't see it first point until nearly three minutes in, but quickly tied it back up on their own 5-0 run.

Down 9-7, Alberson sunk her second trey to pull ahead by one, but that proved to be the last lead for the Ladies the rest of the night.

The Lady Techsters were able to go up 29-12 on a 15-0 run. Jackson connected on both of her free throw attempts to end the run.

Centenary was down by a first-half high 20 points, 42-22 heading into the final 20 minutes of play.

Freshman Megan Daniel drained a three to open the second half, but Louisiana Tech kept the score out of reach, leading by as many as 21 with 16 minutes to play.

A late 14-2 run by the Lady Techsters and nearly 10 minutes of play without a Centenary bucket, gave way for a solid lead. The Ladies tried to respond, but were unsuccessful in their attempts, sinking only 1-of-12 from behind the arch late in the game.

Centenary was led by Jackson with 14, while junior Anne Farrell had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Louisiana Tech was led by Adrienne Johnson with 29 points.

The Ladies will take on LSU in Baton Rouge on Sunday at 2:00 pm.